Things Corfu Is Famous for
There are several things Corfu is famous for, around the globe. Here are the top five things Corfu is famous for, do not miss the chance to experience each one of them.
1. Easter in Corfu
It is a magical experience in Corfu during Easter! The festivities of Easter are unique, and that is the reason why thousands of visitors select this particular time of the year to visit the island.
2. Corfiot Recipe “Pastitsada”
Among the many traditional dishes you can taste when visiting the island, Pastitsada or Παστιτσάδα in Greek, is certainly the most well known. Almost all local restaurants and tavernas serve in different versions. Buy the Pastitsada Mix Spices in one of the local tourist shops and try your Pastitsada version when getting back home.
3. Beaches of Corfu
Corfu island has some of the most beautiful beaches of the Ionian sea. From South to North, from East to West you will find beautiful breathtaking beaches for all tastes; long sandy beaches, picturesque pebble gulfs and boat only accessible hidden beaches. Choose the best beach for you and your family or friends.
4. Historical Buildings and Monuments
In Corfu you can visit the Old and the New Fortress and see the Esplanade Square and Liston promenade. Just outside the modern town are the ancient remains of Paleopolis, the ancient city of Corfu on the peninsula of Kanoni near to the summer palace of Mon Repos.
5. Corfiot Philharmonic Bands
Musical tradition is one of the key charasteristics of Corfu. Corfu has 18 philharmonic bands that fuel the islands musical tradition. You will have the chance to see them during local celebrations (March 25th, May 21st, August 11th, October 28th), during Easter or at some summer concert.